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Swiss Charming Tour   

2017 prices are per person, in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Destination: Zurich » Lucerne » Mt. Titlis » Interlaken » Berne » Gruyeres » Geneva » Montreux » Zermatt » Nufenen Pass » Zurich

Experience the charming cities and towns of Switzerland with this unique and exciting coach tour through the heart of Switzerland.


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Itinerary

Monday Day 1 Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken
Depart Zurich at 8.30 a.m. A short drive takes us to the city of Lucerne where we visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge. Time at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At noon we proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s innovative revolving “ROTAIR” gondola. (Take a warm sweater along.) In the afternoon we cross Brunig Pass to the Bernese Oberland and reach the village Brienz, where we will see woodcarvers at work. We continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Dinner on your own.
Overnight at first class hotel.

Tuesday Day 2 Interlaken – Berne – Gruyères – Geneva
Depart Interlaken in the morning and drive along beautiful Lake of Thun to the Swiss capital, Berne. The city is attractively set on a steep-sided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes us to the scenic dairy farmlands, to Gruyères. A beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be the magical setting for fairytales with its impressive, medieval castle. An informative visit to a factory of delicious milk product is a further highlight of our day. We continue our drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.

Wednesday Day 3 Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt
Depart with a city tour of Geneva this morning. We will show you the beautiful parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning we leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. We pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. Time for lunch in Montreux. In the afternoon we proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch we will board a cogwheel train that takes us to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first class hotel.

Thursday Day 4 Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Zurich
Morning at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. After noon board the train to Täsch where our bus is waiting to take us over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass to Airolo. Return to Zurich by bus or train. Arrival in Zurich approx. 6.30 p.m.

As the tour ends late in the day, consider prebooking a night in Zurich or other arrangements.
 

Price includes:

  • First-class hotels, in rooms with private facilities*
  • Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated
  • Touring in deluxe air-conditioned coaches
  • Services of a multilingual tour director
  • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Service charges and taxes

*Geneva-Carouge: Hotel Ramada Encore - 3 Star


Trip Map:

Swiss Charming Tour

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Dates and Rates

Prices are starting from, per person.

Swiss Charming Tour ZC04Z
Prices from:
Twin Single
Zurich - Zurich 1851 2121
Senior 60+ 1796 2068
Departs Zurich, every Monday 24 Apr - 09 Oct 2017
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